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Police name Essex murder victim

Police investigating the murder of a 23-year-old woman in Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex have now named the victim.

She was Isobel Parker, known by her friends as Becky from Booth Place in Burnham.

Officers were called just after 3.50pm on Friday, July 17 following reports that a woman had been found collapsed in a property in Booth Place.

Police officers and ambulance crews attended but sadly she had died.

A post-mortem examination revelaed the provisional cause of death as ligature strangulation.

A 23-year-old man from Maldon has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody being questioned.


Evidence of sex abuse found in former teacher's home

Potential home buyers uncovered evidence of child sex abuse in the house of a former teacher as they viewed a property.

Images were uncovered in a house at Chapel Road, in Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex, which had previously belonged to retired teacher Christopher Dobson.

After his death his next of kin had decided to sell the property but when the prospective buyers began cleaning they found incriminating evidence and alerted police.

Essex Police are now trying to establish the extent of the unmarried 70-year-old's alleged offending.

Mr Dobson, who had no children and was also involved in youth football, died in December 2012.

Det Ch Insp Mark Hall, who is leading the investigation, said: "It is my belief that Christopher Dobson committed serious criminal offences against children over a period of years."